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Election Remake

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Diana Roberts

  We Americans have short memories, particularly as we are experiencing something that is happening currently that actually happened in the past.  Will the 2020 presidential election campaign be a remake of the 2004 presidential election campaign? You don’t remember? Let’s refresh that rusty memory. Fear became a major theme of the 2004 campaign. As …

“Is it time to send the Statue back to France?”

Posted on August 6, 2019 by Diana Roberts

Last Thursday; “The Senate Judiciary Committee took action on Graham’s anti-asylum bill S.1494. RAICES and other humanitarian organizations including Human Rights First, International Rescue Committee, The Immigration Hub, and the Center for American Progress have already voiced strong opposition to this legislation that seeks to undermine humane asylum policies including the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization …

Candidate Fabricated Fear

Posted on July 20, 2019 by Diana Roberts

We are soon to enter the presidential and congressional election year of 2020. It’s not politics as usual. Politicians have long fabricated fear connected to posturing themselves as the savior, as a campaign technique. Let’s look at a famous, or infamous, one from the past.   On February 7, 2004, George W. Bush sat in the …

Founding Thought Pioneer

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Diana Roberts

Not only was this nation formed and developed by Founding Patriots and Founding Fathers, but there were also many freethinking academics who continued the public discourse. While women’s rights would not be addressed until the 20th Century, and even then, continue for recognition in the 21Century, the seed was there at the very beginning.   “Are we …

Nancy Hart, Founding Patriot

Posted on July 13, 2019 by Diana Roberts

  For America, there are founding patriots of the Revolutionary war and founding fathers with freethinking revolutionary principles. We know the famous names of the most popular ones, but actually, there was a supporting cast of heroes in both groups that never got their due. Here is a hero that simply was not going to …

Instant Questions, Judgements, and Answers

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Diana Roberts

How many times a day do we call upon our mind to answer a question or make a judgment immediately? In our normal state, our mind has intuitive feelings and opinions about almost everything that comes our way. We like or dislike people long before we know much about them; we trust or distrust strangers without …

The Lie

Posted on May 8, 2019 by Diana Roberts

**(NOTE: quotation marks in the story are direct quotes of text taken from Oren Harman’s outstanding book; Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World.)    In a time when the President is the most prolific and persistent liar in the American public, not that many other public figures haven’t lied, an inquiring evolutionary mind wonders when …

Synagogue’s assassination, murder, maim, martyrdom —-

Posted on May 4, 2019 by Diana Roberts

Assassination, murder, maim, martyrdom —- It feels like it is coming from all sides. This past week the FBI arrested former U.S. infantryman, Mark Steven Domingo for planning a mass-casualty attack. He was planning on detonating an IED at a white nationalist rally in Long Beach, California, on this Sunday. ISIS leader, Abu al-Baghdadi, appearing …

The American Conservative Mindset

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Diana Roberts

   “Many conservatives start with a view of God that makes conservative ideology seem both natural and good. God is the ultimate strict father — all good and powerful, at the top of the natural hierarchy in which morality is linked with power. God wants good people to be in charge. Virtue is to be …

Mohammed Al Khadra

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Diana Roberts

[Note: Mohammed Al Kkadra is the founder of Council of Ex-Muslims of Jordan. Until recently he lived in Jordan, but faced potential arrest by the government as it saw an open atheist as untenable in that country. This is a prime example of what eventually happens when religion controls the government. The Freedom From Religion …

When the Church Exemplifies Humanism

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Diana Roberts

“About ten years ago I spent the summer in Cuba. A fascinating country, but what I remember most was how heavily policed Havana was. Uniformed law enforcement seemed to be everywhere, to the point that it felt oppressive. It WAS a police state, they say.   Last summer in Texas was the summer of family …

The President came to El Paso

Posted on February 21, 2019 by Diana Roberts

The President came to El Paso last week. He promised a wall and repeated his lies about the dangers that immigrants pose. With El Paso as the backdrop, he claimed that this city of immigrants was dangerous before a border fence was built here in 2008. Beyond refuting his comments about border communities like ours …

The Government’s tips to employees to survive the shutdown

Posted on January 21, 2019 by johnzakour

A satirical list of the governments hints to their employees affected by the shutdown.

The President’s other offers to the Dems to end the shutdown.

Posted on January 21, 2019 by johnzakour

A satirical list of Trump’s offerings.

Blog & Essays

 

Glen will get you started with a topic and his take on it. Your response is welcome. We would love to hear your opinion.
Glen Aaron

 

The First Amendment protects two kinds of interests in free speech. There is an individual interest, the need of many [persons] to express their opinions on matters vital to them if life is to be worth living, and a social interest in the attainment of truth…

Professor Zachariah Chafee, Jr.

 

From what I have seen of Americans, I think that life would not be worth living without this freedom of expression.

Albert Einstein

 

Suppressed opinion may contain a whole or partial truth that society needs. Even false belief is valuable because the process of debate about it may test and confirm the truth of the opposing view.

John Stewart Mill philosophy

 

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